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Velise Apostolic Orthodox church

Address: Velise küla, Märjamaa vald, Rapla maakond | Show on map
Mobile phone: (+372) 569 83489
Telephone: (+372) 489 7764
Method of payment: Cash only

The Velise church was built based on the design of Ervin Berhard. Stonemasons were brought in from the Lake Peipus area. The richness of decoration, which is characteristic of Russian architecture, was toned down to fit in with the Estonian culture through a skilled use of colour contrast between bricks and fieldstones.

Did you know?
*The Velise congregation was the first to be founded in what is now Rapla County during the period of active Russification.
*15,000 roubles were allocated from the budget of the Russian empire for the construction of the church.
*In 1889, the church was consecrated to John the Baptist.
*The church sometimes hosts concerts.
*The ‘swing island’ behind the church is an ideal place to picnic and relax.

Times and prices


Friday: 18:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 13:00
Monday–thursday, saturday: closed

Free of charge.


  • Free parking

Additional services

  • Guide service available


Seminar and conference rooms

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